Rashid Johnson, ‘The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Emmett)’, 2008, Phillips

Photograph: 48 x 74 in. (121.9 x 188 cm.)
Sculpture: 55 x 12 x 21 in. (139.7 x 30.5 x 53.3 cm.)
Overall: dimensions variable

New York, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Rashid Johnson: The Dead Lecturer, February 22 - March 29, 2008 (another example illustrated)

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Christie's, South Kensington, March 26, 2014, lot 31
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Rashid Johnson

Rashid Johnson’s practice is defined by its critical evocations and entangling of racial and cultural identity, African American history, and mysticism. Many of his early works took the form of conceptual photography, though Johnson eventually expanded his practice to include wall-based works that engage the legacy of painting, sculptural installation, and assemblage using manufactured materials like shea butter, books records, and incense. “The goal,” Johnson explains, “is for all of the materials to miscegenate into a new language, with me as its author.” Johnson also exercises a range of mark-making techniques—like scoring, scraping, engraving, and branding—using self-made tools.

American, b. 1977, Chicago, IL, United States, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows

Fair History on Artsy

Hauser & Wirth at Art Basel 2018
Hauser & Wirth at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018
Richard Gray Gallery at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017
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